Using Literature for Cross-Cultural Training

The IUP Journal of Soft Skills, Vol. VII, No. 4, December 2013, pp. 40-47

Posted: 5 Aug 2014

See all articles by Abhisek Upadhyay

Abhisek Upadhyay

Government Women’s College, Balangir

Date Written: July 28, 2014

Abstract

Literature is the most endurable and extensive embodiment of a nation’s culture. By reading a nation’s literature, we not only acquire knowledge about the culture, we gain a firsthand experience of the nation’s culture. Literature reflects the norms and values of a society, the ethos of a culture, the social forces of a nation, and the fads and fashions of a society. Further, literary texts offer insights into mentality, psychology and attitudes which cannot be gleaned from social sciences. This paper explores how literature can be used to supplement conventional tools for cross-cultural training and increase cross-cultural understanding and awareness.

Suggested Citation

Upadhyay, Abhisek, Using Literature for Cross-Cultural Training (July 28, 2014). The IUP Journal of Soft Skills, Vol. VII, No. 4, December 2013, pp. 40-47. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2472850

Abhisek Upadhyay (Contact Author)

Government Women’s College, Balangir ( email )

Balangir
Odisha
India

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
239
PlumX Metrics